UGA experts available during election season

September 11, 2012

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Athens, Ga. - With the Nov. 6 general election quickly approaching, experts from the University of Georgia are available to provide commentary during this election season.

The expertise of UGA sources ranges from voter behavior to economics to communication strategies to political fashion trends. These experts, their qualifications and contact information are listed below. For more information, contact UGA News Service at 706/542-8083 or news@uga.edu.

Scott Ainsworth - Abortion politics, interest groups and lobbying
Associate professor of political science
School of Public and International Affairs
sainswor@uga.edu, 706/542-2960

Much of Ainsworth's research is focused on the influence interest groups have in government.

Charles Bullock - Southern and Georgia politics and U.S. Congress
Richard B. Russell Professor of Political Science
School of Public and International Affairs
cbullock@uga.edu, 706/542-2057

Widely recognized for his expertise in legislative and Southern politics, Bullock gives hundreds of interviews to local, state and national media outlets each year in an effort to inform public discussion on a range of issues. He is a prolific writer and researcher, having published more than 100 articles in scholarly journals.

Robert Grafstein - Tax policy and Social Security
Associate dean and professor of political science
School of Public and International Affairs
bobgraf@uga.edu, 706/542-2057

Grafstein has conducted research and written extensively the politics of economic policy and the Social Security program. He is currently co-editing a book comparing U.S. and Chinese politics. He has studied the politics of social security programs in the U.S. and China and the FairTax program.

John Maltese - Presidential politics, U.S. Supreme Court and constitutional law
Albert Berry Saye Professor and head of the political science department
School of Public and International Affairs
jmaltese@uga.edu, 706/542-4147

Maltese is an expert in the appointment process for Supreme Court justices and presidential/press relations. He is the author of The Selling of Supreme Court Nominees.

Katalin Medvedev - Voter fashion and accessory trends
Associate professor of textiles, merchandising and interiors
College of Family and Consumer Sciences
medvedev@uga.edu, 706/542-4307

Medvedev explores how clothes have been used to transform disempowered segments or entire populations in various social, political and economic contexts.

Kaye Sweetser - Social media use in political campaigns
Associate professor of public relations
Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication
sweetser@uga.edu, 706/542-2409

Sweetser's research interests focus on social media, including its use in political public relations.

Spencer Tinkham - Elections and communications
Professor of advertising
Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication
stinkham@uga.edu, 706/542-4986

Tinkham's research focuses on political communication, particularly with respect to message and audience factors in persuasion.

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